Mother accused of dumping baby arraigned
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The woman accused of placing her baby in a dumpster behind a Granger restaurant was in court Thursday for her arraignment.
Purvi Patel, 32, is charged with neglect of a dependent.
She arrived to court with her head covered.
During the arraignment, the judge informed Patel she was being charged with neglect of a dependent, and entered a not guilty plea on her behalf.
Patel and her lawyer Jeff Sanford left the courthouse only to find reporters and cameras everywhere they went.
They eventually had to endure a barrage of questions, including those about the identity of the child's father.
Patel remains free on a $10,000 cash bond.
Her next court date is July 31st.